Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area
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The concepts of quality and quality assurance day by day gain importance and become more popular in the world especially in developed countries about products and services. Bologna process aims to set up European Higher Education Area and one of the most important goals of this process is to make European Higher Education competitive, transparent, diversified and leader in the world by having high quality higher education which produce sustainable socio-economic developments in the area and in the world. It is certain that developing a good working Quality Assurance system in the European Higher Education Area will make European Higher Education more competitive and strong in the world because Quality Assurance provides and guarantees high quality in teaching & learning, research etc. and it also leads to increase of student mobility by mutual degrees recognition and comparability thus it is obvious that Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education is a must and it should not be performed just as a mandatory technical work to comply with the resolutions of the Area. This study first of all will look into the concepts of quality and quality assurance then it will provide necessary and deeper understanding and information on quality assurance in European Higher Education Area and will talk about how to develop quality assurance system and effects of quality assurance on European Higher Education Area. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.